education

Northeastern University campus
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AP News
February 06, 2020 - 11:22 am
As concerns about China's virus outbreak spread, universities are scrambling to assess the risks to their programs, and some are canceling study-abroad opportunities and prohibiting travel affecting hundreds of thousands of students. Read more here.
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Protesters during Mike Pence's visit to St. Francis de Sales School.
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Justin Udo
February 05, 2020 - 3:49 pm
Vice President Mike Pence made a stop Wednesday in West Philadelphia to talk up the administration's support for funding tuition for private school students — what supporters call school choice. His visit brought out supporters and protesters. Read more here.
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Ben Franklin High School and Science Leadership Academy school building.
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Mike DeNardo
February 04, 2020 - 6:04 pm
The Philadelphia School District has set Feb. 18 as the day when students at Ben Franklin High School and Science Leadership Academy will move back into their building after more than four months of asbestos and construction work. Read more here.
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Governor Tom Wolf speaks about efforts to raise Pennsylvania’s minimum wage.
The Office of Governor Tom Wolf via Flickr
Tony Romeo
February 04, 2020 - 3:03 pm
Millions of dollars for public schools and college students were at the heart of proposals outlined during Gov. Tom Wolf’s speech to the legislature Tuesday. Read more here.
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The Free Library of Philadelphia poster celebrating Black History Month.
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Shara Dae Howard
February 03, 2020 - 6:49 pm
The Free Library of Philadelphia is celebrating Black History Month with a series of nearly 100 programs. Read more here.
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STEM students
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Jim Melwert
February 03, 2020 - 4:45 am
Chester County U.S. Rep. Chrissy Houlahan is trying to address the shortage of women in STEM careers — especially in engineering and math — with the new bipartisan Women in Stem Caucus. Read more here.
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Overbrook Educational Center playground
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Charlotte Reese
February 02, 2020 - 1:56 pm
About one-third of students at West Philly’s Overbrook Educational Center are blind or visually impaired. So when Meredith Foote became the principal in 2014, she had one goal: create an inclusive playground for all students. Read more here.
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Rebecca Smith holding her book, "Does He Still Love Me?"
Courtesy of La Salle University
Kim Glovas
February 02, 2020 - 4:00 am
A La Salle University student took a hard look at what a child goes through when a parent is incarcerated — and then wrote a book about it. Read more here.
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Alycia Larson
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Antionette Lee
January 31, 2020 - 6:00 am
Alycia Larson is known to hundreds of kids across Philadelphia as the “geography lady.” She’s like a modern-day Ms. Frizzle, but instead of a magic school bus, she carries around a “magic” suitcase that she uses to teach children about the world. Read more here.
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Governor Tom Wolf speaks during a press conference, during which Governor Wolf proposed 2020-21 budget items totaling more than $1.1 billion to support reducing the risks to Pennsylvanians of lead and asbestos.
The Office of Governor Tom Wolf via Flickr
Tony Romeo
January 29, 2020 - 4:50 pm
Ahead of his budget address next week, Gov. Tom Wolf is proposing a $1 billion-plus initiative to fund mitigation of asbestos and lead in Pennsylvania schools and other buildings. Read more here.
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